Features

Arvind Gupta

How tech has been used in politics and governance

May 27, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Arvind Gupta, Co-founder & Head, Digital India Foundation... “In the early days, the PC as a proxy for technology and data has been ...

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Multiple devices and multiple screens in the post-covid era

May 27, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Vineet Taneja, Corporate Advisor, Angel Investor & Former CEO, Micromax Informatics... “Very broadly speaking pre-Covid, the laptop was for work, the phone was ...

Sravanth Aluru

XR for every citizen and every industry

May 26, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Sravanth Aluru, Founder & CEO, Avataar.Me... “XR is usually the right term to talk about the umbrella Extended Reality concept. When you’re talking ...

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How Jio spearheaded the mobile data revolution

May 26, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Sandip Das, Independent Board Director & Advisor, Sterlite Technologies & Former MD & CEO, Jio... “I have no doubts in my mind that ...

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Future of Tech: Today’s Innovation. Tomorrow’s Tradition.

May 26, 2022

By Kulmeet Bawa, President & MD, SAP Indian Subcontinent The technology industry today is barely recognizable from the fifties and sixties when the arrival of computers and gadgets heralded the dawn ...

Linux Revolution

How PCQuest Started the Linux Revolution in the Country #PCQ35Years

May 26, 2022

By Anil Chopra VP-Research and Consulting, CyberMedia Research Former Editor of PCQuest Though it has been more than 25 years since PCQuest released its first-ever Linux distro with the magazine, it seems ...

Ra Ramaraj

How cybercafes popularized the Net

May 26, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with R Ramaraj, Founder, Satyam Infoway (Sify)... “It was not yet Y2K. We at Sify were listed on Nasdaq in October 1999. We were ...

Rahul Agarwal

Different form factors for different personas and businesses

May 25, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview Rahul Agarwal, Investor, Advisor, & Entrepreneur & Former MD & CEO, Lenovo India... “Traditionally India has been a desktop market given the demographics and ...

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Indian ecommerce: The story till now

May 25, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Co-founder, Info Edge (naukri.com, jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com)... “E-commerce is a more recent phenomenon. I will broaden the definition of e-commerce to all ...

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India’s dotcom revolution

May 24, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Rajesh Jain, Founder & MD, Netcore Cloud & Founder, IndiaWorld Communications... “I had started IndiaWorld Communications, India’s first Internet portal in March 1995, ...

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How successive Intel chips changed India and the world

May 20, 2022

By Vinod Dham, “Father of Pentium” I had the distinct privilege and honor of leading the development of Intel’s 386 compaction, Intel’s 486 and its derivatives, and the original Pentium and ...

Tejas Goenka

The story of Indian enterprise software

May 19, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Tejas Goenka, Managing Director, Tally Solutions... “Enterprise software probably played on two legs. Within India, a lot of our efforts were to use ...

Sunil Agarwal

The problem with the “revised” computer policy of 1984

May 19, 2022

Edited excerpts from the video interview with Sunil Agarwal is Founder, 20:20 Media & Former Editor, Dataquest… “From what I recall, in 1983, the total turnover of the Top 10 of ...

Bikram Dasgupta

Disruption in the PC Industry

May 18, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Bikram Dasgupta, Founder & Executive Chairman, Globsyn Group & Former Director, Pertech Computers Limited (PCL)... ”The year when IBM left (1977) we all ...

Rajendra S Pawar

Taking computer education to the masses

May 17, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman & Co-founder, NIIT & Founder, NIIT University... The state of IT education in 1981 “At that time, it was non-existent. ...

Raj Saraf

The era of the PC assemblers

May 17, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Raj Saraf, Founder, Zenith Computers... “Somewhere in 1980, we started making computers. At the time apart from Zenith, we had HCL, Wipro, Nelco, ...

Gopal Srinivasan

Our 35-year-old journey through the history of Indian Electronics

May 16, 2022

By Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Electronics The Amazing 80s This decade saw the birth of TVS Electronics as a company that would not just go on to become a leader in its ...

Pradeep Kar

The story of Indian networking

May 16, 2022

By Pradeep Kar, Founder, Chairman & MD, Microland The transition from mainframes to client-server architecture came in the 80s when the price of computers fell. Utah-based Novell seized the opportunity. Novell’s ...

Veer Sagar

Indian computing in the pre-PC world

May 16, 2022

Edited excerpts from an exhaustive video interview with Veer Sagar, Chairman, Selectronic India & Former President & CEO, DCM Data Systems... “In those days there was no IT Ministry. The Department ...

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Personal tech spins off

May 13, 2022

By Mala Bhargava, Editorial Consultant, Hindu Business Line & Former Executive Editor, Living Digital Many tech enthusiasts who know me today would be surprised to learn that I started my writing ...